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View Poll Results: DOES DC HAVE MORE IN COMMON WITH NYC OR ATLANTA
NYC 38 36.89%
ATLANTA 65 63.11%
Voters: 103. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-29-2015, 02:01 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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The gap between Atlanta and DC is much closer than the gap between DC and NYC. That's why Atlanta has more votes. DC residents acting like D.C. is NYC or SF. It's not.
Atlanta city population 447,841, 132 sq mi

Density 3,382/sq mi

Wasington DC proper population 658,893 61.4 sq mi

Density just under 11,000/sq mi

The gap is much wider than you think.

 
Old 04-29-2015, 02:40 PM
 
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And NYC is close to 30k ppsm and 8.4 million people so that gap is even larger. If you just want to include Manhattan, that rises to 70k ppsm and 1.6 million population.

Unlike DC residents, we're not delusional about our city density. DC is NOTHING like NYC even the inner core.
 
Old 04-29-2015, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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And NYC is close to 30k ppsm and 8.4 million people so that gap is even larger. If you just want to include Manhattan, that rises to 70k ppsm and 1.6 million population.

Unlike DC residents, we're not delusional about our city density. DC is NOTHING like NYC even the inner core.
All U.S. cities are closer to each other than they are to NYC when it comes to population density. I suppose San Francisco is closer to NYC than it is to Raleigh, but it's the reverse for all other major U.S. cities. I don't think the density comparisons are valid.

If you place a great deal of emphasis on built environment and transit (which folks are prone to do here since the interest in urban planning is strong), then you might go with NYC. For a lot of people, those are seen as two quintessentially "Northeastern" traits.

If you place greater emphasis on demographics and culture, then you might say ATL. We're talking about the two most transient cities/metros in the U.S. There's not much of an identity in the non-Hispanic White community as there is in NYC, Boston, etc.
 
Old 04-29-2015, 02:53 PM
 
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The gap between Atlanta and DC is much closer than the gap between DC and NYC. That's why Atlanta has more votes. DC residents acting like D.C. is NYC or SF. It's not.

Other than having a lot of Black people, how are D.C. and Atlanta anything alike? The cities look nothing alike:



 
Old 04-29-2015, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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You could say that DC is a faster-paced Atlanta with more density and superior public transit.

Or you could say that DC is a much slower-paced NYC without the Hasidic Jews, Italians, Puerto Ricans, food, fashion and "attytood."
 
Old 04-29-2015, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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Atlanta. Especially Demographically.
 
Old 04-29-2015, 02:55 PM
 
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Exactly.Its not like this thread was based on D.C. and Atlanta being just alike.They are not but the too are closer than the New York and D.C.
The streets aren't alike. The houses aren't alike. The sidewalks aren't alike. The transit isn't alike. D.C. houses, streets, and sidewalks look way more like NYC than Atlanta. I don't follow you here at all. The reality is that D.C. isn't like either.
 
Old 04-29-2015, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Other than having a lot of Black people, how are D.C. and Atlanta anything alike?


http://www.bookstellyouwhy.com/pictures/40515.jpg
 
Old 04-29-2015, 03:24 PM
 
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Then every city that has rowhouses are like NYC then. Kappa.
 
Old 04-29-2015, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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The streets aren't alike. The houses aren't alike. The sidewalks aren't alike. The transit isn't alike. D.C. houses, streets, and sidewalks look way more like NYC than Atlanta. I don't follow you here at all. The reality is that D.C. isn't like either.
Apparently some of the ATL posters aren't understanding this concept for whatever reason. Look, we all know DC isn't New York (and a lot of us in the DMV prefer it that way tbh) but it's definitely "closer" in the built environment, street layout (more like Chicago tho), and density department to New York than ATL is (I know Atlanta must be a pretty cool city itself). I don't see what's debatable about that assessment, it is what it is like I said. It's really not that serious lol.
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